NAIA off the list of world’s worst airports
The Ninoy Aquino International Airport is no longer among the top 20 worst airports in the world, according to the latest rankings.
The Guide To Sleeping in Airports, a travel website that releases an annual ranking of the world’s best and worst airports, had excluded NAIA in its list this year.
This may be attributed to the reforms implemented implemented by the government which include the restriction on general aviation to prioritize commercial flights and reduce flight delays, the construction of Rapid Exit Taxiways to allow an aircraft to leave the runway at higher speed and increase flight movements and provision of cleaner toilets and free Wifi.
NAIA earned the world’s worst airport tag in 2011 to 2013. It ranked fourth worst in 2014.
Transportation Secretary Arthur P. Tugade welcomed this improvement, saying this is is just the beginning.
“While it is good that we are not listed among the worst, let us work even harder to be included amongst the best,” Tugade said.
Among the top 20 worst airports this year are Juba International Airport South Sudan, Jeddah King Abdulaziz International Airport, Saudi Arabia; Port Harcourt International Airport, Nigeria; Crete Heraklion International Airport, Greece; Lagos Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Nigeria; Santorini Their National Airport, Greece; Dar es Salaam Julius International Airport, Tanzania and Rhodes International Airport in Greece.
Others comprising the list include Paris Beauvais-Tile Airport in France, Tashkent International Airport in Uzbekistan, London Luton International Airport in England, Rome Ciampino International Airport in Italy, Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport in Nepal, New York City LaGuardia in US, Chania International Airport in Greece, Caracas Simon Bolivar International Airport in Venezuela, Guangzhu Baiyun International Airport in China, Cluj International Airport in Romania, Islamabad Benazir Bhutto International Airport in Pakistan and Addis Ababa Bole International Airport in Ethiopia.
According to the Transportation department, four Philippine airports again joined the list of the top 25 best airports in Asia this year — Iloilo International Airport, Mactan-Cebu International Airport, Clark International Airport, and Davao International Airport.